verb (used with object), in·duced, in·duc·ing.
- induced abortion,
- induced drag,
- induced emission,
- induced enzyme,
- induced hypotension
Origin of induce
Examples from the Web for induced
He knew only that the drug came from Africa and induced a 36-hour trip.
For most of the men starvation caused more than just weight loss: it also induced many of the symptoms of significant depression.
I induced the girl to sit down and swallow a glass of Marsala.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One out of three births in the U.S. is a Cesarean section and about a quarter of all labor is induced.
Some American evangelicals export teen exorcists to the UK to fight the Harry Potter induced demonic infestation there.
Ten of the Frenchmen only could be induced to promise their assistance.Paddy Finn|W. H. G. Kingston
Captain Scarsdale, who was a cautious man, wrote down all that was told him, and induced the man to sign it.Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships|W.H.G. Kingston
The plot was very cunningly conceived, especially the manner in which you were entrapped and induced to give the certificate.The Stretton Street Affair|William Le Queux
Now, my little boy, I do wish that these boys might be induced to sell this fawn.
What in the name of all that's sensible could ever have induced me to go and marry a blind old stick of a wealthy stockbroker?The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories|Grant Allen
Word Origin for induce
late 14c., "to lead by persuasions or other influences," from Latin inducere "lead into, bring in, introduce, conduct, persuade," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Meaning "to bring about," of concrete situations, etc., is from early 15c.; sense of "to infer by reasoning" is from 1560s. Electro-magnetic sense first recorded 1777. Related: Induced; inducing.